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Power-hitting 1B/OF Telvin Nash added to roster

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The Revolution has signed a middle of the order right-handed power bat in Telvin Nash, who has impressive home run numbers in his seven professional seasons.  He’s smacked 102 home runs since his professional debut in 2009, with his best output coming at A-Advanced Lancaster in the California League in 2012, when he hit 29 homers and drove in 75 runs in 106 games, all career-highs.

Selected by the Houston Astros in the third round (100th overall) of the 2009 draft, Nash, 24, had spent his entire career to this point with that organization.  He began this season at Double-A Corpus Christi in the Texas League, where he was off to another fast start production-wise.  In 30 games this year, Nash already had seven homers and 27 RBI, which put him on a pace to hit 33 and drive in 128 for the season.  Nash also had a strong first season in Double-A in 2014, when he hit 22 homers and drove in 49 runs in 84 games.

To go with the power, Nash is a career .241 hitter with a solid .336 on-base percentage upon joining the Revolution.  To make room for him on the roster, fellow 1B/OF Johan Limonta was released, another tough decision on a veteran which we fully recapped here.

-Paul Braverman

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